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Angels announce ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver in Game 1, Matt Shoemaker for Game 2

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the announcement ...

#Angels ALDS rotation vs #Royals: Weaver Game 1, Shoemaker Game 2, Wilson Game 3.

— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 1, 2014


Weaver was the obvious choice for Game 1 on Thursday in Anaheim, but Shoemaker pitching Game 2 comes as a mild surprise. He hasn’t made a start since September 15 due to an oblique strain and only threw around 40 pitches in his latest bullpen session. The Royals are going with Jason Vargas in Game 1 and Yordano Ventura in Game 2. James Shields would then pitch Game 3 against C.J. Wilson. If a Game 4 is necessary, the Angels will turn back to Weaver and Kansas City would probably roll with left-hander Danny Duffy.

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